Biography of James Douglas
Potter County, PA Biographies

JAMES DOUGLAS, farmer, P. 0. Hector, was born in Tompkins county, N. Y., May 12, 1820. He attended school at Newfield, N. Y., and when not in school worked on the farm with his father. In 1841 his parents moved to Tioga county, near the county line, and that same year he bought a tract of wild land in Hector township. Potter Co., Penn., which he improved, and in 1850 bought the farm where he now lives, which is one of the best farms in the township. He was a soldier in the war of the Rebellion, serving from December 1, 1864, until the close of the war. Mr. Douglas was married, March 14, 1848, to Miss Sarah J. Breese, of Chemung county, N. Y. They have had nine children, viz.: Charles F., of Hector; Mary A. (Mrs. Will Gilbert); Josiah B., of Westfield; Royal, died, aged two years; John, died, aged seventeen years; Carrie (Mrs. Dr. M. R. Pritchard, of Harrison Valley, deceased); Henry, married Sarah Breese and lives on the homestead; Kate C. and Aleda M., both at home.

History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890

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